It’s finally here, Montreal!
There is so much to do this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday so get out there and explore the city! From free poutine to a puppy adoption party, get out there and have some fun.
Here are 16 Montreal weekend events taking place over the next 3 days.
A giant street party set in motion by the Éloize circus will take place on the streets of Montreal. Come out and celebrate the city’s rich history and its diverse community.
Where: Parc des Faubourgs
When: September 15 to 17, 2017
Montreal’s Dirty Dogs is celebrating the grand opening of their new location by giving away free poutine on Friday, September 15.
The brand new Dirty Dogs Bar at 1709 St-Denis looks like it’s going to be one of the best spots in the city to grab a dog, a drink, or a poutine.But if you happen to be one of the first 100 people at the September 15 grand opening, you’ll be able to get your hands and a delicious poutine for free.
Where: Dirty Dogs Bar, 1709 St-Denis
When: Friday, September 15 at 6 pm
The largest food truck festival has begun! Olympic Stadium is known for their awesome events, with our personal favourite being First Fridays. The most glorious of days, First Fridays are a special kind of culinary event in which all of the city’s food trucks gather at Olympic Stadium. Allowing Montrealers to sample dishes from over 50 food trucks, you can expect to find everything from tacos and churros, to mac and cheese and lobster rolls.
Where: Olympic Stadium
When: First Friday of each month until October 27
Montreal is going to light up September in a magical way.
The Lights Fest is an experience where thousands of friends and families gather to listen to live music, fill up on food trucks and light up life by sharing personal wishes, dreams, and goals.
Where: RPM Speedway, 546 rue de l’École RR 3
When: Saturday, September 16 from 4 to 9 pm
The 6th edition of Avenue Gourmande offers an entire weekend of flavors and discoveries along avenue du Mont-Royal. Look forward to $3 tastes from local delicatessens and restaurants including arancini from Roméo, Greek pastries from M. Puff, Shiitake Rolls from Copper Branch, and more.
Where: Avenue du Mont-Royal, Montreal
When: September 16 and 17
Get ready to get your galette on. A free galette festival is taking place from Friday, September 16 to 17 in Saint-Eustache.
Fill your plates with delicious galettes and enjoy locally sourced products from vendors and artisans.
Where: 235, rue Saint-Eustache, Saint-Eustache, Quebec
When: September 16 and 17 from 10 am to 5 pm
Taking Windows was created about 15 years ago in the north of France and has been a hit in Montreal since 2007. Residents will let artists use their windows, porches, and stairs as an exhibition space for their work. The street will become a living, breathing gallery space that ignites conversation between visitors, artists, and residents.
Where: Ontario St. and Cartier and Dorion Diaso
When: Until September 17
The festival showcases some of the best slices in the city. All you need to do is visit participating pizzerias. When you stop by for some pie you’ll receive a “Pizza Passport” for participating. The best part of it all is that for every “Pizza Passport” you collect, you get entered to win a trip to Naples, Italy.
Where: Participating pizzerias in Montreal. Click here for details.
When: Until September 17
There is nothing like a cute, cuddly puppy and you can now adopt your very own at Le Doggy Cafe on September 17.
Le Doggy Cafe is hosting adoption agency Animatch. Volunteers will be on site provide information about adopting and how you can take one of these cuties home to be your furry best friend.
Where: Le Doggy Café, 4701 St Denis
When: Sunday, September 17 at 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Officially set to open September 8, 2017, this year’s Gardens of Light theme is “Between sky and water.” Thus, the 2017 exhibition will focus on nature, and more specifically, on the five elements of water, earth, fire, wood, and metal.
Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 Rue Sherbrooke Est
When: Until October 31, 9 am to 9 pm
As part of Montreal’s 375th-anniversary celebrations, Sherbrooke Street has been temporarily turned into an open-air museum. According to the website, it gives Montrealers “the chance to soak up a spectacular world-class public art exhibition.” What are you waiting for?
Where: Sherbrooke Street West between the McCord Museum and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
When: Now until October 2
Tonga Lumina, the latest project from superstar Montreal multimedia company Moment Factory, has taken over Mont Tremblant. Based on the story of a sleeping giant, the last of his kind and protector of the wooded lands, the interactive tour invites guests to engage in a sensory experience. Setting out on a quest to the heart of the mountain, curious visitors are encouraged to explore the giant’s tracks along the forest trail, searching for hidden clues left behind by its keeper.
Where: Mont- Tremblant, 1000 Chemin Des Voyageurs
When: Now until October 9
Montreal’s art scene is getting even better with the addition of KM3 (pronounced kilometre cube) a free participatory walking tour of art installations around the city. This kilometre long public art trail is located at Quartier des Spectacles and is part of Montreal’s 375th-anniversary celebrations.
Get up close and personal as you walk through the streets to view 22 works of public art created by artists in Quebec and all over the world.
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
When: Until October 15, 2017
Learn something new about our fair city. Local tour company, Secret Montreal, is currently running “The Red Light of Montreal” tour, which teaches participants about the city’s indecent past.
Where: Midway Tavern, 1219, Boulevard Saint-Laurent
When: Now until October 21, 8:30 pm
What better way to celebrate the end of summer than by spending the afternoon apple picking? Head out to any one of the orchards in the Montreal area, and prepare for a day of tractor rides, picnics, and of course, apples. Cidrerie-Verger Léo Boutin, La Ferme Quinn, and Vergers Pierre Tremblay et Fils are a few great options. Bonus points if you turn your hand-picked apples into a fresh apple pie!
When: Anytime in September
Take your best Instagram pics of fall in Montreal
If you’re still a little sad that summer is over, why not pump yourself up by venturing outdoors and taking a few fall-tastic Instagram photos. Go for a walk up Mont Royal or just head to your local Starbucks and enjoy a pumpkin spiced latte. You’ll quickly realize that fall in Montreal is pretty damn awesome.